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Killer Instinct

The Popular Science of Human Nature in Twentieth-Century America

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674983472

Publication Date: 10/26/2021


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 photos


  • Introduction: The Beast Within
  • 1. How Ethology Became Popular
  • 2. The Alchemy of Aggression
  • 3. Weapons Created Man
  • 4. The Biology of Love
  • 5. The Aggression Debate
  • 6. Sociobiology and Pop Ethology: Contextualizing E. O. Wilson
  • 7. Genes and Gender: The Sociobiology Debate
  • Conclusion: On the Shores of Lake Turkana
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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